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inFOCUS article:
Eco Limo Goes ’Lectric

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“Cleaner Greener Driving”

Transport Evolved
Informational website from the UK

Buying guide for Hybrid & Electric Cars
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Writings of Edson Farnell

Everything Drivers Need to Know About Hybrid Vehicles

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MagLev Vs Hyperloop

MagLev vs. Hyperloop — Technical Discussion

hexOgrid Transportation Network

How the Tragedy in the Bronx Would Not Have Happened with MagLev

Photo-Blog: New York Auto Show 2014

NJ Bill to Permit Direct Sales of Tesla and other ZEVs

Sample hexOgrid map of NJ
Explanation of LeviCar’s Hexagrammoid Grid

LeviCar’s entry into Scientific American’s World-Changing Ideas (WCI) contest (Video 4:59)

Original Scientific American article that inspired LeviCar (pdf)
Sci-Am 20 World-Changing Ideas
Related article by one of the Sci-Am authors

LeviCar’s Poster Presentation at WEEC, the World Energy Engineering Congress, 2009 Nov. 5

EVWorld Logo The first published article about LeviCar:  “The Perfect Synthesis”  EV World, 2004 September 13.

The MagLev Vacation — Read the engaging story of one of the first families to use LeviCar to go on a Florida vacation in the year 2017.

“Press Releases” based on the “Four Planets”
Four Planets

Antecedents & Allies
MagLev200 (Danby-Powell)
Gordon T. Danby, Ph.D.
James R. Powell, Ph.D.
  Fight for Maglev (book)
Fight for Maglev
Maglev America (book)  
Maglev America
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Conference Paper:  Energy Efficiency and Economics of Maglev Transport (pdf)
Stony Brook, NY  2008
In the news…
  Danby and Powell on Flickr
Danby and Powell display reports and awards
Jim Powell on FoxNews  
FoxNews: Jim Powell talks MagLev

MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project

Welcome Page

Newer, more Complete Video (7:51)

Older Video (1:54)
MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project

Readiness Resource Group
Readiness Resource Group
Energy and Transport Solutions

Proposed Nevada Test Facility
Superconducting Maglev Multi Integrated Testing Facility
(proposed for construction in Nevada)
for building and testing MagLev systems for passenger and freight transportation, energy storage, and water transport.

Maglev Strategies
“…premium maglev consulting…”
Maglev Strategies

Jim Powell’s Space-MagLev Launcher
StarTram illustration
Wikipedia Article

THE Revolutionary Dualmode Transportation System by Francis D. Reynolds, PE

Magic Highway USA, Disney, 1958  (Animated, with intro. by Walt Disney himself  9:03)
Magic Highway (partial)

First-ever Modular Electric Car
by Ferdinand Porsche (1898)

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“Battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the public to drive today.”
Plug In America

Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
Go Electric Drive
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website

Electric Auto Association
“Promoting Electric Vehicles Since 1967”
Electric Auto Association

Rocky Mountain Institute
Reinventing Fire
“… to create a clean, prosperous, and secure future.”

Center for Sustainable Energy
“Accelerting the Transition to a Sustainable World Powered by Clean Energy”
Center for Sustainable Energy

Blue-Green alliance
“Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy”

Advance Transit Association

“Leveraging advanced transit to improve mobility”
Advance Transit Association

PodCar.org / Harris Blvd.

“New frontiers of mobility in the digital age.”

US High-Speed-Rail Association
“21st Century Transportation for America”
BiModal Glideway (detail)

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as “Educational & Research Institutions“

Competition & Critiques
Transparent view of Hyperloop – Thanks to NBC News
LeviCar’s Critique of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop
Open Letter to Elon Musk — 2013 Sept. 30

ET3Evacuated Tube Transportation Technologies
“Space Travel on Earth”

ET3 vs. Hyperloop
➀ Who Needs Hyperloop?
This Guy Is Building Something Bigger
➁ Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream?
➂ Vactrain (Wikipedia Article)

…helping lead the next generation of changes in transportation.

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The transportation model for the 21st century
TEV project

BiModal Glideway (detail)
BiModal Glideway
Solves Traffic Jams, Pollution, and Minimizes Oil Dependency.

Urban Maglev by General Atomics
… faster, cleaner means of passenger transport in local communities and urban areas.
GA Urban MagLev

Mass Tram illustration
MonoCab VRT Rapid Transit System (Australia)
“The FUTURE of Public Transport”

“Sustainable Infrastructure”
JPod station

Interstate Traveler
Interstate Traveler
Building the World Wide Hydrogen Super Highway…

Mass Tram America
(Inhabitat Magazine article)
Mass Tram illustration

LevPods Individual Transit System (LITS)

Government Projects
Federal High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program

California High-Speed Rail Authority

Oliver Cromwell What others are saying about LeviCar
Warts and all

Comments on the LeviCar Proposal and Related Issues by Francis D. Reynolds, PE

The International Maglevboard e.V.
(This webpage also has discussions on Hyperloop, Danby-Powell MagLev, and other advanced transportation proposals)

Other Lists of Advanced-Transportation Systems
Other Cool Ideas (by the TEV Project)

Wikigrain — Bouchard Transportation

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Motivational-Quotes Page

Today's Quote: “[In] 2014.  The lucky few who can be involved in creative work of any sort will be the true elite of mankind, for they alone will do more than serve a machine.”
    — Isaac Asimov, American polymath and science-fiction writer (1920–1992)

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Events & Expositions  (North America only)
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Experience Electric – #TheBetterRide
San Fancisco Bay Area – Ongoing

SAE 2015 World Congress & Exhibition
Detroit, MI – April 21‑23
Skyline of Detroit

White House with HSR
High Speed Rail Conference
Washington, DC – April 21‑23

Alternative Clean Transporation (ACT) Expo
Dallas, TX – May 4‑7
Alternative Clean Transporation (ACT) Expo

2015 IEEE 81<sup>st</sup> Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2015-Spring
2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2015-Spring
Halifax, NS, Canada – May 25‑27

Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)
Dearborn, MI – June 14‑17
Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)

National Drive Electric Week
National Drive Electric Week
September 12-20

Electric Vehicle & Technology Expo
Novi, MI – September 15‑17
Electric Vehicle & Technology Expo

The Battery Show - The Expo For Advanced Batteries
The Battery Show - The Expo For Advanced Batteries
Novi, MI – September 15‑17

Podcar City 9
Podcar City 9
Silicon Valley, CA – November 4‑6
Podcar City 9

Paean to Nikola Tesla
Young Tesla in Wikipedia
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943)
The Museum
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The Man
The Motorcar
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The Manifesto
The Wonder World to be Created by Electricity (1915)
 . . . and Musk
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Oatmeal Logo for Tesla Museum Many thanks to Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal, for publicizing Nikola Tesla, initiating the effort to save his laboratory as a museum, and for getting Elon Musk to donate One Million Dollars.
Nikola Tesla Worldwide Tour
by Kim Mance
Kim Mance, Travel Mvinah

15-Second Micro Book Review
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged
I read it cover-to-cover, over a thousand pages, and found it hopelessly out-of-date, elitist, and immoral, and some of the dialogue was hard to understand. To me, it shows the dangers of Libertarianism.  Some of Ms. Rand’s basic tenets have since been contradicted by scientific research.  —  Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D.

Fun Stuff
Amazing Soviet Visions for the Future of Transportation
Alate MagLev Train

LeviCar Song
(Lyrics only)  
A Whole New Ride
There’s a new kind of car,
Green and clean and efficient.
When’s the last time that you went
Door-to-door, so speedily?

LeviCar is … A system for personal transportation, using modular automobiles that are driven locally on regular roads, and …
that also can travel at 300 m.p.h. on a Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) rail system for longer distances.
RoboTrail is … A similar system for freight transportation, using tractor-trailer rigs to transport cargo containers locally, and …
using that same MagLev network to transport those same containers for long distances.
Magnetic Levitation Rail is …
(MagLev Rail for short)      
A technology for using magnetism to raise (levitate) a vehicle above a rail to that there is no
mechanical friction (only air drag), and using electrical forces from the rail to propel the vehicle forward.
Superconducting MagLev is … A form of MagLev Rail, first developed in the 1960s by Drs. Gordon T. Danby and James R. Powell, using
superconducting magnets, and usually on elevated rails (300 m.p.h.), or on existing rail (150 m.p.h.).
LeviCar and RoboTrail can: make long-distance transport vastly more energy-efficient and safer;
and, unlike conventional railroads, travel non-stop, and also climb steep hills and mountains easily.
LeviCar can: make medium- and long- distance travel much easier;  increase the reliability of cars,
simplify their maintenence; and assist in the use of automated-highway systems.
LeviCar and RoboTrail cannot: generate clean energy by themselves (except for putting solar cells on the rails);  nor
can they easily cross oceans, except at certain "choke points", like the Bering Straits and at Gibraltar.
RoboTrail can: provide air-freight speed at lower cost than highway shipping.
LeviCar can: provide ordinary people with “private rail cars” that go at airplane speeds.
LeviCar and RoboTrail constitute:On-Demand High-Speed Rail (OD-HSR), with no schedules, minimal waiting, and no in-between stopping*
that can slow down conventional HSR.  (*except for rest stops)
LeviCar and RoboTrail …bring the Third Industrial Revolution to the Transportation Sector.

Last updated:  2015 March 25

Partial Update History
2015/03/23 — Updated program code
2015/02/17 — Links to PROACCTIVE
2015/02/10 — Many cosmetic changes
2015/01/25 — New MagneticGlide Video link
2015/01/07 — PRT stuff
2014/12/16 — Added TradeMark ()
2014/12/06 — Added Academics
2014/11/23 — Added Nevada items
2014/10/04 — Added several items
2014/10/02 — New Wardenclyffe newsletter
2014/07/28 — Added Song
2014/06/17 — Link to “Upcoming” blog
2014/06/11 — Added Tesla World Tour
2014/05/26 — Added SAE
2014/05/26 — Added Illustration for hexOgrid
2014/05/20 — Links to MagneticGlide video
2014/05/20 — Link to Original Sci-Am article
2014/05/20 — Added 3 “Competitors”
2014/05/20 — Added IEEE Transportation Electrification
2014/05/19 — Added D&P Paper, and section on Conferences
2014/05/18 — Added JPods, Tesla, & Atlas Shrugged
2014/05/16 — Added Links to Conferences
2014/05/14 — Changes to "Primer"
2014/05/12 — Finished Interim Version
2014/05/12 — CSS for links
2014/03/05 — Auto-detect of Phone/Tablet/Desktop
2013/12/29 — First release version of new format
2013/12/09 — Started modularizing for new format
2013/09/29 — Added Hyperloop and hexOgrid
2013/01/27 —
Added book
2012/02/24 — New Version
2006/08/13 — Old Version
2006/04/01 — First web version
2003/08/13 — First write-ups
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